Smarten Announces Sentiment Analysis Capability Designed for Business Users!

Smarten is pleased to announce the addition of Sentiment Analysis features and functionality to its innovative, augmented analytics solution. Sentiment Analysis enables businesses with easy-to-use tools that provide insight into what customers, stakeholders and others are thinking, thereby allowing business teams to improve products and services.

SME Businesses Must Engage in Culture Change to Successfully Integrate Self-Serve Advanced Analytics!

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) are often challenged to satisfy all the roles and responsibilities in the organization and most team members wear more than one hat. That feeling of being overstretched is typical of growing businesses and, in an increasingly competitive market with businesses fighting for skilled resources, it is difficult to meet budget and scheduling goals and get it all done.

Leverage Key Performance Indicators to Achieve Results!

Key Performance Indicators and Performance Management are Crucial to Business Agility!

When a business takes on the task of going from an opinion-based, guessing game environment to a metrics-based, fact-based environment, it must decide WHAT to measure. Metrics are fine, but deciding what is important to measure is crucial. You can measure the wrong things and end up knowing nothing about what is happening in your enterprise, and which tasks and activities are contributing to your bottom line, as opposed to the tasks that are non-productive and business processes that should be modified.

Natural Language Processing (NLP): The Value of Context-Driven Searches!

Natural Language Processing (NLP) may not be a term that everyone is familiar with but all consumers and business users are certainly aware of its power. You use natural language processing every day when you perform a search in Google using questions written in the same way one would speak or write to another person. Whether you know it or not, you are using NLP to process, interpret and return results that meet your criteria.

Mobile BI Improves User Adoption and ROI!

Here’s How Mobile BI Encourages User Adoption and TCO!

Businesses that invest in business intelligence solutions expect to achieve results, become more competitive and improve productivity, but these businesses often fail to understand the need for Mobile BI. Mobile business intelligence should provide all the features and search capability a user needs to perform tasks and get information while on the road, working remotely or visiting a client, partner or regional office.

Traditional & Modern BI and Analytics: A Perfect Combination Solutions!

Combine Traditional BI with Modern BI and Analytics to Improve User Adoption and Gain Advantage!

The world-renowned technology research firm, Gartner, predicts that, ‘through 2024, 50% of organizations will adopt modern data quality solutions to better support their digital business initiatives’. As businesses consider the options for data analytics, it is important to understand the impact of solution selection.

Democratize BI Tools: Information is Power!

Why Democratize Business Intelligence? Lots of Reasons!

Perhaps you have resisted the temptation to democratize data in your organization. Your resistance may come from in-house, in the form of those who tell you that data governance is impossible in an environment where you spread your data far and wide. Perhaps you believe that the average business user cannot and will not use business intelligence tools, so any expense or time to implement such a solution would be wasteful. Perhaps you feel that the value of such a solution and of user adoption of these tools is overrated, and that ROI and TCO would not be worth the time and effort.

Data Democratization Think of it as Home Renovation!

The focus of this article is on Data Democratization within the business enterprise, but the concepts and approaches involved in implementing this type of initiative are worth considering for any kind of major change within an organization.

Business Users Need Personalized BI Tools & Dashboards!

Flexible Dashboard Software Can Deliver Business Intelligence to Business Users!

When I speak to friends and colleagues about reaping the benefits of business intelligence, they are often frustrated by the inability to a) access data and build reports and insight without the assistance of IT or analysts or b) access tools that allow them to use a BI tool or solution in a way that is meaningful to them. In other words, they either have NO access to business intelligence tools or they have access but those BI tools are restrictive and provide no flexible, agile way to gather, see and analyze data for the type of role they perform within the organization.